Director of Care, Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), The Russell Hill Retirement Community

Location:Toronto, Ontario

Maxwell Management Group Ltd. is proud to partner with The Russell Hill Retirement Community in the search for a Director of Care (RPN).

The Russell Hill takes elegance to another level with striking architecture in stone, glass, and classic brick. It has a formal, yet welcoming, entrance and lobby off St. Clair Avenue West where you step inside to a beautiful interior design with rich wood, elegant furnishings, and fine finishes. This is retirement living re-defined; Signature- style!

This retirement community, owned by Signature Retirement Living, opened in 2009 and has 70 suites for both independent and assisted living residents. Here they believe that enjoying life is what Vibrant Seniors Living should be all about. That’s why they hire only the best people – people who truly care about seniors and understand their needs. And they have designed their properties to be as beautiful as they are welcoming.

Position Overview:

The Director of Care is responsible for directing, implementing and evaluating the delivery of care services for the health and well-being of residents based upon legislative and regulatory standards, and company policies and procedures. The DOC will report to the Executive Director.


Plans, directs and supervises health care programs for Residents: 

  • Conducts nursing assessments of potential and existing residents to ensure appropriate level of care, and refer to alternative providers where appropriate.
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal and Provincial regulations, and follows the standards as set out by the provincial licensing body responsible for credentialing nurses.
  • Ensures the creation and maintenance of a Care Plan for all Residents.
  • Meets with the Residents and families to resolve problems and concerns and adjust care plans to address the needs presented.
  • Coordinates health care activities with family practitioners and other health care service providers.
  • Ensures that the nutritional needs of the Residents are met in connection with the Residents’ care plans.
  • Coordinates and promotes rehabilitation and restorative measures.
  • Oversees, monitors and delivers the drug administration programs for Residents, including control and safekeeping of narcotics, liaison with pharmacy provider, and conducts quality assurance audits.
  • Implementation and ongoing monitoring of an infection control program.
  • Organize and present (multidisciplinary when required) care conferences for residents and POA (if applicable).

Oversees and manages the staff responsible for providing resident health care services:

  • Hires, orientates, and manages performance of Care staff; oversees students as required.
  • Creates and adjusts staff schedules for optimum levels of quality care.
  • Coordinates and/or provides training, orientation and in-service education for all staff.
  • Enforce and adhere to all appropriate workplace regulations, compliances, legislation and Company policies and procedures, including company dress code.


  • Prepares and monitors departmental goals and objectives, reports, budgets and correspondence as necessary.
  • Ensures optimum capture of revenue following Company policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of nursing and medical files for all Residents.
  • Participates actively in all Health and Safety, Fire and Quality Assurance programs.
  • Organize and chair regular department meetings.
  • Assumes duties as required in the absence of the Executive Director and acts as weekend Manager on Duty on a rotational schedule.


  • Maintains a current registration as a Nurse with the provincial licensing body responsible for credentialing of nurses.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, including seniors` rehabilitation.
  • In depth knowledge of the Retirement Homes Act and regulations.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.
  • Maintains a current CPR/First Aid certificate.
  • Can think outside the box and implement ideas to enhance the job and someone who can create a structure for the team that empowers them but someone who is available and supportive.
  • Someone who is committed and dedicated to their job and the residents within the home.


  • Four weeks vacation
  • RRSP with 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Healthcare spending account
  • Annual discretionary performance bonus

Please apply in confidence to:

Janice Wagner
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855.305.4078 ext. 209

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If this opportunity is not a fit for your background and experience please feel free to forward to any interested colleagues

We invite interested candidates to submit their resume in confidence. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will contact only those selected for interviews.

If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.


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